Automated mayday systems Doppler additions
Both Raymarine and Simrad have announced Doppler features for their solid-state marine radar systems, thus joining Furuno and Garmin in offering the advanced, easy-to-use collision-avoidance radar technology.
Simrad is scheduled to offer owners the ability to unlock the VelocityTrack Doppler feature in its Halo pulse-compression open-array radar systems for a one-time $500 charge beginning in June. VelocityTrack will highlight moving targets that pose a collision threat in a contrasting color, making them easy to recognize.
Raymarine has integrated Doppler technology into its new Quantum 2 dome radar with chirp pulse compression ($1,999 MSRP). In addition to identifying and color-coding moving radar contacts that pose a threat, the Quantum 2’s exclusive Safety Sector feature highlights targets in the path of your vessel — whether they are moving or stationary.